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remembering the fallen –
in the nick of time
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Great War Remembrance:
remembering the fallen –
in the nick of time

Telegraph [UK], by Vicki Woods

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/13/2012 6:58:49 AM

Mine was not one of the “thankful parishes” that the Prime Minister made reference to when he launched his Great War Remembrance this week. I can see our war memorial from my sitting-room window, and there are 21 names on it for 1914-1919. (And only five from the 1939 war.) It is a really pleasing memorial. A block of granite, waist-high to me, with a tall Cross of Lorraine above. The names of the dead are in beautiful bronze letters. Arthur Mee apparently coined the phrase “thankful villages” for the handful of places across the country where there were

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"The War to end all wars."

"Lest we forget."

How can we forget? The Great War was not the end of all wars, after all, and we cannot forget those who lost their lives, most heartbreakingly young, nor any of those who were killed in another world war so soon after, the "little" wars and--God help us--those still to come. But our youngsters, who grew up not knowing anyone actually fighting in a war, need to remember, even if they don't now (or ever) understand the debt still owed.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: DaddyO, 10/13/2012 9:59:19 AM     (No. 8930097)

But our youngsters have so many burdens to bear, standing in line to get the latest ipod, tickets to Lady Gaga, or the latest 3D movie megahit.

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